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Phendrana - Gaming Workstation

by victrix

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Date Published

May 25, 2018

Date Built

April 22, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

2.4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

20.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

35.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.025 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.05 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

20.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

35.0° C

Description

Built a high-end workstation that can also game. This thing can crunch!

Primary use: Engineering software/codes.

Secondary use: Gaming

I'll be continuing to add aesthetic and computational upgrades over time. Aesthetically, I want to add decals to the case, led backlit GPU and SSD backplates, etc. Computationally, I will be adding a Xeon Phi co-processor or two and tie them into the GPU water loop, and will max out the amount of RAM.

Edit 29-Nov-2018:

I've added the Intel co-processor, a second EVGA 1080 FTW Hydro Copper (08G-P4-6299-KR), and another 64 GB of RAM. Additionally, I've been able to use a tool provided by ASUS to "overclock" my Xeons and have boosted it up to 2.47 GHz. This thing just purrs.

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OccamAsylum 15 Builds 5 points 11 months ago

M O R E P I C T U R E S P L E A S E (;

victrix submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Ask and thou shall receive! In addition to more hardware pics, I added some benchmark screen-grabs too.

SeaBlazers 2 points 11 months ago

20 cores! That’s crazy! One of them costs more than my ideal build!

Mr_Pc 1 point 11 months ago

agreed!

victrix submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

I found the E5-2630v4 to be the best value out there right now. Want a few more MHz? Boom, $1000 each. Want a few more cores? Boom, $1000 each. These were just in the sweet spot--good specs for a good price.

Memo1010 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

2 CPUS => mind melt

customgtp 24 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Oh Hells to the Yeah!!

This is one serious build! Would love more pics

victrix submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Ask and thou shall receive! In addition to more hardware pics, I added some benchmark screen-grabs too.

DragoHi5 3 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Are the fittings you used Nickel or black nickel? Thanks for sharing this sweet build.

victrix submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Thanks; my pleasure! I should probably add the fittings to the parts list, eh? They were expensive enough...!

I used these nickle compression fittings: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0779LPY3D/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Mackilroy 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Metroid reference? Nice build!

victrix submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Yes sir. The Phendrana Drifts were my favorite locations, and this bad boy runs as cold as those frozen lakes.

jp3d 1 point 3 months ago

Hello victrix, I love your build. I have the same components but yours is better. I do have a question for you tho. How did you manage to use both CPUs? I also have the same Xeon CPUs that you have but my computer is only reading one CPU? Any Ideas on how I can unlock or use the other CPU?

Kindly appreciate it! Thanks

victrix submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thank you. This is my dream build.

I think the first thing to check is your OS. For instance, if you are using Windows 10, you have to have the Professional Edition or higher, as the Home Edition will only recognize one CPU. If you're not using Windows, then I'm not sure, though I'd assume no flavor of Linux would work that way.

Other than that... I'm not 100% sure. Maybe recheck that everything is seated correctly. Then make sure you've distributed your RAM correctly between the two procs. The last thing I can think of is to make sure that it's getting power from the PSU (though if it weren't, I'd assume there'd be lots of beeping at POST).

Chances are it's probably a software issue in some way.

jp3d 1 point 3 months ago

Hello victrix,

Thank you for your fast response. I actually just upgraded to Windows 10 Pro and that didn't solve the problem.

You're right. I'll recheck everything to see if everything is seated properly.

Thank again. Cheers!

victrix submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Good luck!

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victrix submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Very true! When I play Rome II: Total War, it maxes out one core and it'll run at about 2.7-3.0 GHz, resulting in what EVGA XOC claims to be ~30-90 fps depending on what's going on in the game. Then I jump into Metro 2033 and BOOM 160+ fps easily.